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Sore tongue and cracked lips

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angelcake99 Mon 27-Jun-11 09:55:36

I was wondering if anyone could could advise me..

For about 2 months I have been suffering with a sore tongue and cracked lips in the corners. It comes and goes over time, I do have a cold at the moment and it has come on in full force.

I am vegetarian and was thinking it might be some deficiency in vitamins, does anyone else get this too?

angelcake99 Mon 27-Jun-11 12:01:01


TheChewyToffeeMum Mon 27-Jun-11 12:04:25

This can be caused by iron-deficiency anaemia (or, less commonly, other vitamin deficiencies). You might want to get a blood test dose to see if you are anaemic.

Do you eat plenty dark green leafy veg?

TheChewyToffeeMum Mon 27-Jun-11 12:04:53

done, obviously!

PIMSoclock Mon 27-Jun-11 12:23:00

If ur tongue is red and smooth looking it would suggest a vitamin b12 deficiency

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